Before me, dancing and shimmering, is change.
Tree limbs are swaying as a breeze scatters
Blue sky into white shards. Every single leaf
I see is changing, thousands of leaves,
Oak, Maple, Magnolia, Bartlett Pear,
Filling the sun speckled garden before me
Red, yellow, gold, orange, green, brown.
Each color is intense, as if
To emphasize the deepening color,
The darker, richer hue of the skin
Of our new leader, our new Commander--
The Decider who is deciding to
Offer a new garden soil
For the fallen acorns thumping
The rooftop like never before.